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Lexon Jet Clocks Tell Time With a Modern Flair

Lexon Jet Clocks Tell Time With a Modern Flair
I’m absolutely bonkers for these gorgeous new digital clocks from British industrial designer Theo Williams. The LEXON Jet series of clocks feature a bold electroluminescent backlit dot matrix display that’s really really easy to read. In addition to telling time, day and date, the Jet wall clock also features a temperature display and an alarm.

Guitar Hero Custom Wood Guitars Rock

Guitar Hero Custom Wood Guitars Rock
While games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are a blast to play, their out-of-the-box guitars don’t have a tremendous amount of personality. Now you can get your hands on some beautifully handpainted guitar controllers that’ll have all of your friends green with envy. Each limited edition $399 ArtGuitar is individually painted with logos and imagery from popular rock icons.
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Space Invaders Scarf 2.0: the Aliens Return

Space Invaders Scarf 2.0: the Aliens Return
Even though we’re a couple of days into Spring, for so many of us in Northern climates, it still feels like the dead of Winter. It’s not too late to keep yourself toasty with one of these warm and wooly Space Invaders scarves. Handcrafted by Edinburgh textile artist Catriona McLaughlin (aka Wildcat Designs), this new Space Invaders scarf (version 2.0)

Google Android Pc for Sale on Ebay [Casemod]

Google Android Pc for Sale on Ebay [Casemod]
Google’s Android platform might be designed for mobile devices, but that didn’t stop this guy from making an Android-inspired desktop computer. Built by software engineer (and self-proclaimed geek) Eric Burke, the Android PC is inspired by the green ‘droid head on the Android logo.

Clock Drops Numbers, Doesn’t Care What Time It is

Clock Drops Numbers, Doesn’t Care What Time It is
Here’s a clock for people who are perpetually tardy, and want to stay that way. All of the digits on the dial of this wall clock have fallen off of the face, causing a major numeric pile-up at the bottom.   While Nextime’s Fallen Numeral clock does have a functional time mechanism, it really couldn’t give a damn about the actual time.

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm
This little yellow robot does one thing really well. He likes to play drums. What’s funny about the little guy is that he likes to play music on just about any surface other than an actual drum. The Yellow Drum Machine drives around the room looking for things that might make an interesting sound when tapped on.

Guitar Hero Nintendo Ds Price and Release Date Confirmed

Guitar Hero Nintendo Ds Price and Release Date Confirmed
Guitar Hero fans rejoice. Starting this June, you’ll be able to get your rock fix on the road with this portable Nintendo DS version of the highly-addictive music game. Guitar Hero: On Tour comes complete with an innovative button controller that plugs into the expansion port on the bottom of the DS Lite (I’m not sure if it works on the DS Phat yet).

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind
Can’t get enough of the classic arcade games up on Xbox Live? Then you probably know how miserable it can be to play most of the old school arcade games with the 360’s modern controller. I guess that’s why this one-of-a-kind custom 360 arcade controller has me green with envy. Created by master joystick builder ShaolinDrunkard, it’s just one of several gorgeous custom arcade sticks he’s designed and constructed. The hand built arcade controller uses serious arcade quality controls from Sanwa and Seimitsu, with dramatic LED backlighting behind each button.

Clock Counts Down to the End of the World

Clock Counts Down to the End of the World
When I came across the Life Clock a few days back, I thought that the idea of a clock that gradually ticked away the years of your life was a wee bit morbid. Here’s another timepiece that’ll have you thinking even more happy thoughts. Artist Gianni Motti’s Big Crunch clock is gradually counting down the approximately five billion years we have left until the sun blows up.

Classic Consoles for Really Tiny Gamers

Classic Consoles for Really Tiny Gamers
Check out these tiny little clay versions of video game consoles and their controllers. They’re so small that they’ll literally fit in the palm of your hand. These tiny consoles may look like the work of Dr.

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control
Who says you can’t take your electronic gadgets in the bathtub with you? The latest in rubber duckie technology lets you steer your fine feathered friend around the tub from afar. Using a wireless RF transmitter, you can make the yellow aquatic bird tool around as you splish-splash in your bath.

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam
Here’s some pretty cool news which could provide entirely new ways to interact with your computer or game console. This new technology will enable automated 3-dimensional tracking of heads and faces using a webcam along with some very special tracking software. Seeing Machines faceAPI is a developers’ toolkit which provides easy head tracking on all three axes.

Time-It LED Watches Bring Back the Slap-Happy 80s

Time-It LED Watches Bring Back the Slap-Happy 80s
These LED watches may be brand new, but they draw at least some of their inspiration from those tacky 1980s slap bracelets. You know, those stupid flexible wristbands covered in leopard prints or zebra stripes that came flat, but you had to slap onto your wrist to wear. The Time-It series of watches is designed for active types, wrapped in a flexible waterproof silicone case that snaps to curl around your wrist just like those wacky relics from the days of big shoulder pads and even bigger hair.

Tetris Mirror Reflects Your Puzzled Expression

Tetris Mirror Reflects Your Puzzled Expression
If you thought those wall-size arcade artworks I wrote about the other day were a bit too bold for your taste, you might want to check out these slightly more subtle Tetris-inspired mirrors hanging on your wall instead. UK product designer Soner Ozenc’s Tetris Mirror is comprised of thirteen interlocking mirrored acrylic panels, which can be arranged on your wall to form a rectangle, or broken apart into their individual puzzle blocks.

Weighted Companion Cube Cake is Not a Lie

Weighted Companion Cube Cake is Not a Lie
If you’re like me, you probably killed more than a few weekends back in the Fall playing Portal. As you probably know by now, the cake promised as the reward for completing all the puzzles was a big fat lie.

Contest: Your Fondest Nintendo Memories [Win Prizes]

Contest: Your Fondest Nintendo Memories [Win Prizes]
[Update 4/1/2008: The contest is now closed. Thanks for all the great entries. The winning entries have been posted here.] Nintendo fanboys and fangirls, here’s a chance for you guys to win some awesome prizes. Just share your fondest Nintendo-related memories (by posting a comment below) and you could win an original custom Nintendo collage by fan favorite artist Chris Lange. Chris has generously donated the following prizes for the best entries that we receive: 1 Grand Prize winner Custom handmade ‘mini’ collage of any Nintendo character you want 5 Runner Up winners Signed 8×10 digital print of Mario, Yoshi, Waluigi, or Peach Plus, if we get at least 100 contest entries, we’ll throw in a random drawing for $50 Amazon certificate which you can use to buy a new Nintendo game with.
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